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A cord attached to a latch and often passed through a hole in the door to allow lifting of the latch from the outside.
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a length of string fastened to a latch and passed through a hole in the door so that it can be opened from the other side
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a string passed through a hole in a door so that the latch may be raised from the outside.
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|Noun||1.||latchstring - opener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside|
opener - a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)
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